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26th Feb. 2017 - 8th Sunday of the Year

posted 23 Feb 2017, 11:45 by Veronica Yarwood



H.B. MASS 9.30a.m. Baptism: Luke & Emilia Forsyth

Hw. MASS 11.00a.m. Peter Ward R.I.P.


MON.  27th Feb.                Weekday No Mass


TUES. 28th Feb.                 Weekday H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention People of the Parish


WED. 1st March               Weekday Ash Wednesday

H.B. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Bishop Kevin Dunn R.I.P.


Hw. MASS 6.00p.m.

                                             Intention  People of the Parish


THURS. 2nd  March         Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention  Rev. Thomas Shore R.I.P.


FRI.  3rd March               Weekday of Lent Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

Intention Sr. Aelred


SAT. 4th March                Weekday of Lent/St. Casimir

Hw. MASS 10.00a.m.

                                             Intention Rev. William Nicholson R.I.P.



Ash Wed.        Fast & Abstinence

Wed.               N.B. Extra Mass

Thurs.              Hw. Parish Pastoral Council Meeting

after Mass

Fri.                  Women’s World Day of Prayer 2.00p.m.












Welcome to all our visitors

Parish Website: www.rcchurchhaltwhistle.co.uk

Diocesan Website: www.rcdhn.org.uk/parishsites.htm


Collections 19th Feb.

H.B. £108; Hw. £113.50p; Hall Hire £15.


Asylum Seekers

Today: Collection of tea, tinned meat (corned beef please,) tinned fish (tuna or sardines in oil please) nappies and cash donations welcomed. The project  supports over 550 clients from 47 countries.


Hw. Prayer Meeting

Mon. 10.30a.m. Holy Cross Church. Praying for local issues, world issues and individual requests; giving thanks for the joys of life.

All welcome


Woman’s World day of Prayer

Services Fri. 3rd March 2.00p.m. 

Theme: ‘Am I Being Unfair to You?’

Prepared by the Christian women of the Philippines

H.B. St.Cuthbert church.

Hw.  Methodist church.


Hw. Men's Forum

Wed.  15th March  Methodist Church Hall 7p.m. Price £8 per head. Booking Pat Peace by 12th March.

Speaker: Brian Higgs; Topic: “Yesterday’s Motoring”


Lord Teach Me to Pray

See Notice Board with dates and venues.


The Practice of Faith in a dismissive world.

Sat. March 18th Minsteracres Speaker Patrick Woodhouse.


Antiphon – A Mass for All Seasons

Sat. 18th March 7.30p.m. Holy Cross. See Notice Board.



Hw.  Churches Together in Lent

  • Frugal lunches to be held in Holy Cross every Wednesday during Lent with a rota of soup makers. Holy Cross to provide cheese and butter. Starting 1st March 11.30a.m. – 1.00p.m.

    Volunteers required for St. Wilfrid’s 15th March and Holy Week.

  • Lent Meetings – See Poster

    Beginning Mon. 6th March 6p.m. St. Wilfrid’s

    Following lectionary Year A. All welcome.

Continuing the Partnership – Lenten Station Masses Weds. 7p.m.

 8th March St. Elizabeth’s Minsteracres: 22nd March St. John’s H.B.;

29th March St. Wilfrid’s  Hw; 5th April St. Mary’s H/ham.


H.B. Baptism Preparation

Please pray for Luke Jacob Forsyth & Emilia Lily Forsyth following their Baptism today.


Pope Francis

 Through baptism we are All called to holiness and that this is the ‘The most beautiful face of the Church’


National Novena to St. Joseph

10th – 18th March. details St. Joseph’s Missionary Society.


Forward Together in Hope Update.

After examining over several thousand pages of feedback from parishes including many young people,  the Bishop is confident that topics raised such as; “the hospitality offered to people as they gather to celebrate Mass to how our worshipping communities engage with young people and the need for lay formation and leadership development as well as supporting clergy”  - can be addressed in the coming months. Source: Plusnet.


Parish Council Meeting

Thurs. after Mass. All welcome.


Hw. Monthly Coffee after Mass

Next Sunday together with parish meeting. All welcome.


In the Sacrament of Baptism 


At the core of parents’ true love is the desire for their child’s happiness. But life shows us that parents are not able to guarantee happiness to their children.

Were your parents able to spare you the sufferings that life brings?

Yet they rightly hope for this happiness.

Christian faith tells us not to give up on this desire, because all of our children have a Father who will never abandon them, and who sent his Son to die for them.

When parents present a child for baptism they are saying, “I cannot be with you always. I cannot promise the happiness for you that I so desire.

However Jesus Christ can, desire that you be made a member of his Body, so like me you can walk through good and bad times, even when we are apart, because we will be united in him through Baptism.

Fr. Richard Veras






Next Sunday 5th March – 1st Sunday of Lent